|Roaster Location:||Clark, Wyoming|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||December 2008|
Blind Assessment: Balanced, quietly complex aroma: ripe tomato, lemon, nut, flowers, milk chocolate. The aromatic notes deepen in the big-bodied cup; the chocolate darkens, an earth note turns up, tart lemon and sweet floral notes persist. Clean, rich finish.
Notes: Monk?s Christmas Blend combines eight different coffees. Mystic Monk Coffee is a small-batch roaster associated with a Carmelite monastery located in the Rocky Mountains of northern Wyoming. Roastmaster Brother Java emphasizes his artisan approach to roasting and his commitment to quality. Visit www.mysticmonkcoffee.com or call 877-751-6377 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: With eight components this blend could end up blurred in impression, but it manages to make its aromatic layering readable and original.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2008 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees 2008: The Rare, the Exceptional, the Weird